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No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Making no bake chocolate oat bars is almost as easy as making porridge with chocolate chips. It’s quick, easy, healthy and above all enjoyable anywhere!

No-bake-chocolate-oat-bars-1-SunCakeMomThe best thing about a regular oat bar is that it doesn’t matter how much sugar or preservatives is stuffed inside, it is still considered a healthy food due to the oat cholesterol lowering properties given that it’s consumed regularly.

Well, it’s no wonder the food industry tries hard to mask the flavor of oats with anything that doesn’t remind the consumer about the oat being mainly a livestock feed.

It’s a nutrient rich food that contains so many minerals and vitamins that it’s boring even just looking at the list, let alone reading it. More than half of it contains carbohydrates that is making it a highly desirable fodder for horses when extra energy required but less likely option for people on keto diet.

An interesting news that the US army considers the possibility of introducing keto diet for its troops because of the healthy and performance benefits keto diet can provide including longer underwater dives. This would mean saying bye-bye to the army’s favorite treat the pizza – zero alcohol beer combo every now and again.

Not as many good things could come from pizza that is made of virtually nutrient free white flour and sugar-soaked tomato sauce. Even beans on toast would be a better option than that nutritional wise despite stretching the limit of culinary sanity.

Unfortunately, getting rid of pure carbs is in our diet or just trying to reduce them is much harder task than just talking about it. Once our body’s accustomed of having these quickly absorbing carbs readily available almost any time, it takes a lot of effort and planning to feed it with healthy carbs.

Such healthy carbs are the long touted Mediterranean diet promoted legumes, vegetables, nuts and salad as a main part of our should be diet with a bit of whole grains and meat every now and then.

The wholeness of grains is important because of the crucial nutrients and vitamins are stored in the hull that is mostly discarded and used for feeding livestock or sold as bran for the health conscious.

Getting our taste buds like new flavors isn’t always easy but we can use certain tactics that will yield success under the harshest conditions as well. Like soldiers use clothing that will blend them into the environment make spotting them almost impossible to the naked eye, we can camouflage our food picks to blend into our lifestyle.

Using desserts to build up our confidence in walking on a new path must be the most obvious choice by many and what else would be more of a hiding color than black. Actually, black is not a color in scientific terms but simply the lack of light. Black looking materials just absorb all light and not letting anything out.

This is exactly what we are going to do with this snack, too. We’ll let some, or a lot of chocolate absorb all the nutty goodies that is within our reach. Around this tasty layer of energy field like galaxies in a contracting Universe will come a thick layer of light oat layer.

The only thing we’ll need to do after a bit of heating and stuffing is, just to wait out the remaining time until the chocolate thickens back in the fridge to start enjoying our personal super healthy but scrupulously camouflaged breakfast bars. Well, actually it can be enjoyed anytime.No-bake-chocolate-oat-bars-3-SunCakeMom

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 10 tablespoon / 150g Butter
  • 10 oz / 300g Round oat
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice

Filling:

  • 7 oz / 200g baking chocolate
  • 10 tablespoon / 150g Butter (unsalted)
  • 2 tablespoon Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice
  • 4 oz / 100g Nuts (finely chopped)

How to make:

Crust:

  1. On low heat to melt butter in a frying pan.
  2. When butter is melted, pour round oat, vanilla essence and honey into the frying pan as well.No-bake-chocolate-oat-bars-Process-1-SunCakeMom
  3. Fry it for about 5 minutes or until the oat gets a golden brownish color.No-bake-chocolate-oat-bars-Process-4-SunCakeMom
  4. Put half of the butter fried oat into the tray evenly and press it down as much as possible.No-bake-chocolate-oat-bars-Process-6-SunCakeMom

Filling:

    1. Melt chocolate, butter, cocoa powder and honey together.No-bake-chocolate-oat-bars-Process-3-SunCakeMom
    2. Pour half of the filling on top of the oat layer.No-bake-chocolate-oat-bars-Process-7-SunCakeMom
    3. Sprinkle nuts evenly on chocolate filling.No-bake-chocolate-oat-bars-Process-8-SunCakeMom
    4. Pour other half of the chocolate filling on top.No-bake-chocolate-oat-bars-Process-9-SunCakeMom
    5. Wait until chocolate cools down a bit and evenly pour the other half of the oat on top.
    6. Spread it to cover the whole chocolate filling and press gently the oat cover down to stick in the half solid chocolate filling.No-bake-chocolate-oat-bars-Process-10-SunCakeMom
    7. Put the tray in the fridge for an hour or until its consistency becomes solid.
    8. Cut it into bars and have it for breakfast or snack.

Enjoy!

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No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Making no bake chocolate oat bars is almost as easy as making porridge with chocolate chips. It's quick, easy, healthy and above all enjoyable anywhere!
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten free, Sugar free recipe
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 10 tablespoon / 150g Butter
  • 10 oz / 300g Round oat
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice
Filling:
  • 7 oz / 200g baking chocolate
  • 10 tablespoon / 150g Butter unsalted
  • 2 tablespoon Cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice
  • 4 oz / 100g Nuts finely chopped
Instructions
Crust:
  1. On low heat to melt butter in a frying pan.
  2. When butter is melted, pour round oat, vanilla essence and honey into the frying pan as well.
  3. Fry it for about 5 minutes or until the oat gets a golden brownish color.
  4. Put half of the butter fried oat into the tray evenly and press it down as much as possible.
Filling:
  1. Melt chocolate, butter, cocoa powder and honey together.
  2. Pour half of the filling on top of the oat layer.
  3. Sprinkle nuts evenly on chocolate filling.
  4. Pour other half of the chocolate filling on top.
  5. Wait until chocolate cools down a bit and evenly pour the other half of the oat on top.
  6. Spread it to cover the whole chocolate filling and press gently the oat cover down to stick in the half solid chocolate filling.
  7. Put the tray in the fridge for an hour or until its consistency becomes solid.
  8. Cut it into bars and have it for breakfast or snack.
Recipe Notes

Enjoy!

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Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

X-gen Master of the rolling pin, mother of the ONE and a full time teacher.
Kneading out the every day life nuisances under the low humming noise of the airflow oven.


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